Media Council Rules Against Workers Voice

June 13, 2012

The dispute between KFC and the BIU continues, with KFC filing a complaint with the Media Council over an opinion column by Alvin Williams printed in the Workers Voice newspaper, which is published by the BIU.

On May 28, 2012, the Media Council of Bermuda reviewed a complaint by Kentucky Fried Chicken (Bermuda) Ltd. against the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] as publisher of the Workers Voice.

KFC’s complaint was that alleges an article appearing in the Workers Voice dated 30 January 2012 was incorrect and in breach of Clause 3 (A) and (C) of the Code of Practice. Efforts to reach a mediated solution have failed and the matter was formally referred to the Council.

A statement issued by the Media Council said they “concluded that the article infringed Clause 3 (A) and (C) of the Code in that the article contained an inaccuracy and the writer failed to distinguish clearly between comment and conjecture and fact.

The Media Council has directed that the Workers Voice publish a correction which states: “In our 30 January 2012 issue we published an article by Mr. Alvin Williams which stated that KFC made a recent attempt to decertify the union. That statement was inaccurate.”

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  1. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    Imagine someone standing up to the BIU. Unheard of.

    KFC 2 : BIU 0.

  2. Sandgrownan says:

    Ha ha ha

  3. 3 Eye Jack says:

    Subparagraph 2 section 3 line 2
    Cause 3 A and C …
    P A Leeeez just let us say ,

    “thank you for our past business relationship ,we cannot afford to do this any longer ”
    and mube on with our lives . : ))

    The normal mind will see the mistake and Know what is what. we do not need to call in Dame somebody , Minister Whosit and Vice Admiral Green to determine the meaning and spelling out of the word move. lol …